10-week courses

Freshen up technical skills and revive your creativity in the studios this Spring for 3 hours a week. TSA has a range of offerings for all skill levels in our 10-week courses.
Artist Books and Multiples

This course examines the forms and function of books, zines, editions, multiples and printed matter across various disciplines in contemporary art and the relationship between an artist book and the artistic process. The course provides an overview of the development of the bo...


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Introduction-Intermediate
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10-week courses

Drawing: Hands, Feet, Faces

This course is designed for students who wish to continue their development of figure drawing techniques by practicing anatomy for artists. Drawing from the model, students will focus on heads, hands and feet and examine the bones, muscles and tendons. Classes are structured a...


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Introduction-Intermediate
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Dye, Print, Repeat

This six week course explores a range of surface design techniques from around the world. While being introduced to both the historical and contemporary contexts, students will learn several different ways to create pattern on paper and textiles. We will use a variety of ...


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All Levels
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Experiencing Contemporary Art: Gallery Hop

Explore a spectrum of contemporary art through gallery tours, suggested readings and a studio visit with a guest artist. This dynamic course will facilitate the understanding and interpretation of contemporary art by introducing students to some of the themes, issues and struc...


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All Levels
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NOTES: No experience necessary. Any entrance fees or transportation costs are the responsibility of the student. Spring Itinerary will involve a studio visit (artist to be announced) Public Galleries: Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Power Plant, Ryerson Image Centre, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Koffler Gallery, OnSite Gallery, Museums at U of T Artist Run Centres: A Space, Mercer Union, YYZ, Gallery 44, Open Studio, TPW Commercial Galleries: Angell Gallery, Erin Stump Projects, Division/Arsenal Gallery, Daniel Faria Gallery, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Georgia Scherman Gallery, Birch Contemporary Paul Petro Gallery Katherine Mulhurin Gallery, MKG127, Loon Gallery, Patel Gallery, Dianna Witte Gallery, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Olga Korper Gallery, Christopher Cutts Gallery, Cooper Cole Gallery, Franz Kaka Gallery/towards Collective Galleries: Red Head Gallery, Loop Gallery, Propeller Gallery
Experimental Drawing

This drawing course addresses a combination of traditional and non-traditional techniques with various media and ground preparation exploring mark making, texture, line, colour and composition on different supports, creating abstract and representational work.  Throu...


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All Levels
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8-week courses
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Illustrator/Photoshop

This introductory level course focuses on Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, the industry standard software programs used by artists and designers alike. All aspects of Illustrator will be introduced, and students will learn how to create vector illustrations, edit and impo...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
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NOTES: This course uses Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. Students should have basic knowledge of Mac computers and Mac OS 10.x or experience with Microsoft Windows. Basic knowledge of Photoshop is also recommended. Fall Term: NO CLASS MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 (Thanksgiving) Winter Term: NO CLASS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17 (Family Day)
Intermediate Drawing

This course is designed to further develop the student’s observational drawing skill set. Through in-class projects students will work towards making a transition from the observational approaches of figure drawing and still life to working from both photo sources and th...


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Intermediate
LENGTH:
12-week courses
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12-week courses

NOTES: Fall Term: NO CLASS MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 (Thanksgiving) Winter 2020 Term: No Class FAMILY DAY- Feb 17, 2020
Introduction to Drawing

If you've been wanting to try drawing and haven't been sure where to start, this is a great way to learn the fundamentals. Through in-class exercises and demonstrations, students will explore observational drawing, learning how to see, how to translate light and shade,...


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Absolute Beginners
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NOTES: No experience necessary. This course also covers studies in the human figure; a nude model will be used.
Life Drawing: The Figure in Context

This course contextualizes the use of the figure in art. The relationship of the figure to the surrounding space will be explored as a means to develop and expand on visual language skills. The model will engage with constructed and local environments to create compositional a...


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Introduction-Intermediate
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NOTES: It is strongly recommended that students have prior experience with life drawing.
NEW Ceramics Throwing: Fundamentals

This fun course will focus on the basic techniques of throwing on the potter's wheel. Students will learn the techniques to create basic shapes and functional designs on the wheel. Learn how make cups, bowls, vases and other simple forms. For those with a little more exper...


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Introduction-Intermediate
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12-week courses

NOTES: $45 materials fee includes a bag of Cone 6 stonewear clay (20lbs), all firings, use of glazes and tools on site. Additonal bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (note: all clay used at TSA, must be purchased from TSA)
NEW Painting: Contemporary Strategies

This is a hands-on course that goes beyond mere skill building. Its purpose is to introduce various methodologies and representational strategies that have become prevalent in contemporary painting. Students will explore both abstract and representational modes of painting but...


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Introduction-Intermediate
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12-week courses

NEW Relief Printmaking

Using both linoleum and wood block, students will have the opportunity to explore relief printing in both black and white and in colour in both multiple blocks and reduction printing techniques. This will be done using oil-based inks with a vegetable oil/vinegar and water clea...


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Introduction-Intermediate
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12-week courses

NEW Sketching in a Blink

This course expands the excercise of journal sketching and drawing into an arts practice. Students will sketch shifting subjects in busy environments – the fleeting images of a movie, moving objects like animals, cars and people in public spaces, in the dark of the cinem...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
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10-week courses

NOTES: Field trips will form a large part of this course; students will be responsible for their own transportation and some associated costs.  The course content may change depending on the weather conditions, faculty and class decisions. You will be notified of any changes.
NEW Watercolour Figure Painting

This class is a comprehensive approach to painting the human form in both transparent watercolour as well as a mixed media approach using ink, crayon opaque colour, and rice paste. Working progressively from quick sketches, to developing sustained watercolours, student will ha...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
10-week courses
12-week courses

Painting: Reinventing the Landscape

The art of landscape painting remains a popular genre for many contemporary painters. Landscapes still have the power to engage and provide a platform for creative invention. Some artists continue to paint from life, while many others rely on photos as an image sourc...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses
12-week courses
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NOTES: It is recommended that students have taken an Introduction to Painting course, plus one of the following: Fundamental Oils or Fundamental Acrylics, or have some painting experience. MEDIA: Acrylics or Oils
Portfolio Development

Learn how to prepare and edit a body of work to create a portfolio for entry into various post-secondary studio art and design programs. This dynamic course offers students valuable insight on what constitutes a successful portfolio, and the technical support to strengthen the...


LEVEL:
All Levels
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6-week courses
8-week courses
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NOTES: AN INTERVIEW IS REQUIRED BEFORE REGISTRATION. Please contact the office for booking and registration: 416-504-7910 | info@tsa-art.com. Fall Term: NO CLASS MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 (Thanksgiving)
Sculpture Explorations: Material and Form

This course is an introduction to a broad range of approaches to object making. Through image presentations, demonstrations and hands-on work time in the studio, students will develop technical skills using both traditional and non-traditional materials. These materials includ...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
8-week courses
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Weaving and the Physical Properties of the Line

This ten-week course is about exploring the physical properties of the line and the possibilities of constructing tangible objects using linear material with textile construction approaches. Specifically, we will be experimenting with the technique of weaving & interlacing...


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All Levels
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